Getting dressed for a wedding, my four year old insisted I wear a bigger pair of earrings, a necklace and lipstick. I do wear all these things occasionally, but rarely at the same time. He insisted on me wearing his choice of earrings, and when I asked him why, his answer was simple, “so you can look like a princess mommy” I obliged, and he told anyone who cared to listen, how his mommy was a princess!
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
I know that it’s not the outward adornment that makes me royalty; but rather the inward adornment that comes from me embracing the finished work of Christ at cross on Calvary. When a member of the royal family is about to marry a ‘commoner’ – one who is not of noble rank, there may be much anticipation and anxiety. It is no wonder that Prophet Samuel explained to the people of Isreal the behaviour of royalty [1 Sam 10:25]. There is a certain way of behaviour that is required and expected when you now become part of royalty.
Rarely do you find any of the royals walking around with crowns or any outward adornment to suggest so but the way they carry themselves leaves you no doubt that they are. They know who they how much power they command at their disposal and go fourth to exercise it. Imagine the things at the disposal of royalty; now think about yourself and what the Lord places at our feet! The authority to subdue, to have dominion… wow!
The keys to the kingdom are at our disposal, you and I know the mandate of the King, we know His heart’s desire for the world to be changed; to bring the kingdom down and to let His will reign in every space that we step in; that is to conquer and take those territories for His glory. Commoner turned Royal is what we became when we embraced Christ. I am with you always were the words He left the royals (you & me) and this is like having the royal signet – execute on behalf of the king. How then is it that you and I walk around like ‘commoners’?